What's New :
There are only two sightings of small buttonquail for the whole of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
About Small Buttonquail:
- Turnix sylvaticus(Small Buttonquail) is a species of birds in the family buttonquails.
- They are native to the Palearctic, Asia, and Ethiopia.
- They are diurnal omnivores.
- The small buttonquail is polyandrous, which means the male single-handedly shoulders child-rearing responsibilities.
- Small buttonquail are found on dry sandy soil, in open bush, low scrub, in short grass, and fallow cultivated lands (Jackson, 1926).
- They are found where there is ground cover in which to hide. Suitable ground cover includes dwarf palmetto vegetation, cotton, millet or cassave crops, savanna bush, or stubble fields.
- Bamboo jungle is favored and dense evergreen forests, deserts and wetlands are avoided.
- Turnix sylvaticus is considered to be a sedentary species. Subspecies may be locally migratory or nomadic in northwestern India.
- These buttonquail enjoy basking in the sun and dust-bathing.
Verifying, please be patient.